An adapted centre for a better development
After realizing that there was a massive gap in services for people with learning disabilities and their families, the Pendragon Community Trust decided to build a Multi-Sensory Centre.
The Centre will provide a unique experience including a wide variety of sensory image inputs using light, music and specialist ‘tools’ and visitors will be able to explore the world around them in a safe and stimulating way, encouraging awareness, confidence, development and self-esteem. The Centre will be completely family orientated to enable parents to bring siblings, together with their disabled child instead of trying to find different activities for their children. It will also provide a meeting space for support groups and social activities for the families and carers.
Funding provided by the VINCI UK Foundation : £18,440.
This grant will enable the Pendragon Community Trust to purchase an OMI Vista Floor Projector and OMI Beam system for the Centre. It is used to stimulate language, physical and mental development and empowers individuals to take control of their environment.
VINCI Sponsor: Richard Whitaker, Hub and Programme Manger, Ringway.
- Richard’s skills in project management and project planning will be of good use to help the charity building an outdoor play area, the next step in the expansion of the Centre scheduled for 2017.
Thank you to Richard Doughty for taking the photograph.